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Kathleen McChesney at Notre Dame

If you are near Notre Dame next week, please consider stopping by one or both lectures by Dr. Kathleen McChesney, which will be given as part of the Provost's Distinguished Visiting Women's Lecturer Series. Her first talk, on January 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the McKenna Hall Auditorium, is on "Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: Where are We Now?" Her second talk, on January 22 at 4:30 p.m. in the Law School's McCartan Courtroom, is on "The Privilege to Serve: Leadership the FBI Way."Dr. McChesney is eminently qualified to address both topics: Here's her brief bio:Kathleen McChesney, Ph.D. has held unique leadership positions as a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, heading field offices in Chicago, Illinois and Portland, Oregon. In 2001 she was appointed to the FBI's third highest position Executive Assistant Director for Law Enforcement. Following her thirtytwo year law enforcement career she became the first Executive Director of the Office of Child Protection for the US Catholic Bishops Conference and later joined the Walt Disney Company as Vice President for Global Security. She currently provides consulting services for businesses and faithbased institutions and serves on several nonprofit boards. Kathleen has received several prestigious awards including the U.S. President's Meritorious Achievement Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award for Women in Policing and the Hildegard Van Bingen Woman for the World Award.Dr. McChesney has two recent books out:'Kathleen McChesney and William Gavin, Pick up Your Own Brass: Leadership the FBI Way (Potomac Books, 2011) andKathleen McChesney and Thomas G. Plante, Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A Decade of Crisis, 2002-2012.Please come to one or both talks! 

About the Author

Cathleen Kaveny is the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor in the Theology Department and Law School at Boston College.

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